Celebrate Christmas mitigating the risk of infection Celebrate Christmas mitigating the risk of infection

Keep the Coronavirus at bay during the holidays. Here are some recommendations that might help you do that.

If you are celebrating with family or friends, it is very important to take every precaution to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection and enjoy a safe Christmas. You must pay attention to the restrictions of local authorities.

In addition, EFE Salud reports that the population is already experiencing an accumulated fatigue from confinement that specialists have described as “pandemic fatigue.” This leads to people becoming unmotivated and lowering their guard when it comes to adhering to protective measures at Christmas.

In view of this situation and under the premise that such neglect would lead to an increase in cases and hospitalizations, the General Council of Nurses of Spain highlights some good practices that can be adopted during the holiday season to mitigate the risk of infection:

  • Do not attend any celebrations if you have any symptoms. There will be a next time.
  • Use a mask as much as possible, only removing it when you need to eat and drink.
  • Reduce the duration of the celebration and the number of people as much as possible.
  • Ventilate the room or area where the gathering is taking place.
  • Serve food on individual plates and avoid putting food in the center of the table.
  • Let a single person be in charge of setting, clearing, or serving the table, and mark everyone’s glasses or cups.
  • Try to keep a distance at the table between people who are not living together.
  • Avoid hugs and kisses during the new year celebration, as well as any type of noisemaker that works by blowing into it.

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